FRAZEY FORD SHARES SOULFUL ACTIVIST ANTHEM “THE KIDS ARE HAVING NONE OF IT”

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“Don't be fooled by the glittery jumpsuit. Frazey Ford is out for blood.” - NPR

“Ford tiptoes between soft jazz, smoky soul, and austere country” - Pitchfork

“It’s hard to think of another singer who suggests Dolly Parton, Ann Peebles and Feist. She phrases intuitively, waiting on a word and then drawing it out, and turns good lyrics to oatmeal, adding strange new colors to vowels, making whole syllables vanish.” - The New York Times

“Ford weaves in soul, jazz, and R&B influences inspired by icons like Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.” - KCRW

 

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Vancouver artist Frazey Ford is revered for her soulful voice, captivating live show, and immersive lyrical storytelling. Returning with her first new original music in five years, The Kids Are Having None of It" arrives with a stunning video today, digital single out tomorrow. The new song is an urgent activism anthem – protest music at its core, with Frazey's calm, confident warning compelled by a visceral, soulful bass guitar backbone: ‘Get out of the way / You’ve had your day / And it’s no longer how we gon’ play,’ she sings. Co-produced by Frazey and John Raham (Dan Mangan, Stars, Jon Bryant, Joshua Hyslop), the video for “Kids” was directed by Brian Lye and Jen Wieh, co-creators of Ford’s breakthrough video for Indian Ocean’s  "Done", which has over 1.7 million Youtube views. 

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“This song came out of a desire to envision change as though it has already happened and to champion the incredible movements that we’re seeing right now,” explains Frazey. “Beyond our collective fear and anger about what is and isn’t happening, to create an image of the wave of change that most of us would like to see. The cast of the video are all close friends, moms and neighbourhood kids that my son grew up with. We had a beautiful day, being together. I think the love of community, real relationships, and the willingness to include the experiences of others is the real basis of activism.”

Director Brian Lye adds, “One of my main goals was to put the youth we worked with in control of the messaging that appears in the video. We asked them, "what is important to you and what do you want to amplify out into the world through this music video?" My favourite section is the montage where they hold up their responses. Messages such as – Decolonize Now, Consent, Protect Trans Youth, and Smash The Patriarchy.”

“Kids” is Frazey Ford’s first release of original music since her breakthrough 2014 album Indian Ocean. Featuring Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, Indian Ocean received the critical praises of NPR, Guardian/Observer, Mojo, Uncut, Magnet, and earned Frazey fans worldwide.

“The Kids Are Having None of It” is out digitally tomorrow, Friday, October 18, in honour of Greta Thunberg’s initiative of #FridaysForFuture. Formerly signed to Nettwerk, the new single is released by Arts & Crafts, who released two covers – "When We Get By" (D'Angelo) & "Can You Get To That" (Funkadelic) – in the summer of 2018. 

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Frazey Ford will perform October 19 at Rambling Roots Festival in Utrecht, Holland (tickets). Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon.

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Digital single - October 18, 2019

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” - Ursula K. Leguin

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FRAZEY FORD SHARES NEW FUNKADELIC COVER, ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR DATES

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NORTH AMERICAN FESTIVAL TOUR DATES BEGIN MAY 26

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Today, Frazey Ford is releasing a cover of the Funkadelic classic “Can You Get To That”. This song accompanies her cover of D’Angelo's “When We Get By”, released last year. Together, these tracks are the first new music since 2014’s critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. Frazey’s version of “Can You Get To That”, varies wildly from the original. Frazey brings her distinctive voice which complements the organic instrumentation. The arrangement strips the song down to its core and builds it back up into Frazey’s singular folk-soul style.

"I first heard this Funkadelic track years ago while planting trees on a mountainside in intense heat,” says Frazey. “That moment of hard work, sweat and deep funk has always stayed with me."

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Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies. With the momentum of her two solo albums — 2010’s Obadiah and 2014’s Indian Ocean — Frazey is returning to Afterlife Studios to record her third outing which will be released by Arts & Crafts. Frazey will be taking the seat of co-producer with John Raham (We Are The City, Soujouners, Destroyer), a familiar face from Frazey’s past projects, and her new album will showcase talent from Vancouver and international A-listers alike.  

LISTEN AND SHARE “WHEN WE GET BY” (D’ANGELO COVER) HERE

The lightness and hallowed grace Frazey Ford casts on audiences during her live performances lifts melodies to new heights as she sings about renewal, strength, pain, tough truths, knowing when to breath in and let go, trusting yourself, being bold and appreciating all the nuances of love to be found in life. To see it all live in person, catch Frazey at one of her upcoming festival tour stops this summer. Full tour dates can be found below.


SUMMER TOUR DATES
5/26 - Strawberry Music Festival - Grass Valley, CA
5/27 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
5/31 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
6/26 - The Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
7/7 - Khatsahlano Festival - Vancouver, BC
7/15 - Rock the Shores, Juan de Fuca Centre Fields - Colwood, BC
8/1 - The Wide Skies Music and Arts Festival - Lethbridge, AB
8/2 - Pickathon Festival - Happy Valley, OR

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PRAISE FOR INDIAN OCEAN

“That's Ford's genius — finding the ways opposing forces complement each other. She's got the glitter to balance her grit, and exactly enough sully in her sweet.” — NPR Music

“An album that transcends its influence…she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.”  — Mojo (4 Stars)

“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album. She collaborated with the Hi Rhythm Section, best known for their work as the backing band for artists like Al Green and Ann Peebles. The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW

"Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you'll hear this year." — No Depression


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FRAZEY FORD SIGNS TO ARTS & CRAFTS, SHARES NEW D’ANGELO COVER

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Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies. Today, the East Vancouver based artist is sharing her lush reinterpretation of D’Angelo’s “When We Get By” to celebrate her signing to Arts & Crafts.

LISTEN AND SHARE “WHEN WE GET BY” (D’ANGELO COVER) HERE

“When We Get By” is the first single in 3 years to be released by Frazey since her scathingly soulful and brutally honest stand-up-for-yourself 2014 anthem “Done”, which has over one million YouTube views.

With the momentum of her two solo albums — 2010’s Obadiah and 2014’s Indian Ocean — Frazey is returning to Afterlife Studios to record her third outing which will be released by Arts & Crafts. Frazey will be taking the seat of co-producer with John Raham (We Are The City, Soujouners, Destroyer), a familiar face from Frazey’s past projects, and her new album will showcase talent from Vancouver and international A-listers alike.  

The lightness and hallowed grace Frazey Ford casts on audiences during her live performances lifts melodies to new heights as she sings about renewal, strength, pain, tough truths, knowing when to breath in and let go, trusting yourself, being bold and appreciating all the nuances of love to be found in life.

WATCH AND SHARE “DONE” HERE

 

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PRAISE FOR INDIAN OCEAN

“That's Ford's genius — finding the ways opposing forces complement each other. She's got the glitter to balance her grit, and exactly enough sully in her sweet.” — NPR Music

“An album that transcends its influence…she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.”  — Mojo (4 Stars)

“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album. She collaborated with the Hi Rhythm Section, best known for their work as the backing band for artists like Al Green and Ann Peebles. The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW

"Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you'll hear this year." — No Depression


AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
15 Nov - Sydney, NSW - Leadbelly
16 Nov - Cronulla, NSW - Brass Monkey
17 Nov - Adelaide, SA - The Jive
18 Nov - Brisbane, QLD - Old Museum (Hall #3)
19 Nov - Mullumbimby, NSW - Mullum Music Festival
21 Nov - Auckland, NZ - Tuning Fork
22 Nov - Melbourne, VIC - Northote Social Club
23 Nov - Oakleigh, VIC - Caravan Music Club
24 Nov - Perth, WA - Babushka Bandroom
25 Nov - Fremantle, WA - Mojos

Tickets available from www.psmusicgroup.com.au

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